April is National Autism Awareness Month.
April 2010 will be the first National Autism Awareness Month since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the autism prevalence rate to 1 in 110 children.
At no other point in recent history has the need for autism awareness been so important.
Prior to 2009 the autism prevalence rate was at 1 in 150 children.
Autism Statistics from the CDC
Ten communities participated in a study and found a 57 percent increase; with one community reporting a 95 percent increase in autism cases.
“What causes autism?” Unfortunately, no one knows the answer but many possible causes are being researched.
Autism diagnoses are much more common in males than in females. According to a 2006 study results, one in 70 boys in the nation have an autism diagnosis while only 1 in 315 girls are on the autism spectrum.
Read more at: National Autism Awareness Month 2010: ASD Statistics from the CDC, Ticket to Ride, and Bounce for Autism http://autismaspergerssyndrome.suite101.com/article.cfm/national_autism_awareness_month_2010#ixzz0mKkhjulY
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